Arne Nielsson

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Arne Nielsson
Medal record
Men's canoe sprint
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona C-2 1000 m
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1987 Duisburg C-2 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1989 Plovdiv C-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1989 Plovdiv C-2 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1990 Poznań C-2 10000 m
Gold medal – first place 1993 Copenhagen C-2 1000 m
Gold medal – first place 1993 Copenhagen C-2 10000 m
Silver medal – second place 1993 Copenhagen C-2 500 m
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Montreal C-2 10000 m

Arne Nielsson (born May 11, 1962) is a Danish sprint canoer who competed from the late 1980s to the late 1990s. Competing in three Summer Olympics, he won a silver medal in the C-2 1000 m event at Barcelona in 1992.

Nielsson also won eight medals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships with six golds (C-2 1000 m: 1989, 1993; C-2 10000 m: 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993), one silver (C-2 500 m: 1993), and one bronze (C-2 10000 m: 1986).

Since his retirement from elite sports, Arne Nielsson has worked as a professional coach and he has been writing several books about cognitive coaching and mental training with hint to sportspeople as well as business people.

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